CREED OF THE DESERT
JUNE LE MERT PAXTON
Beyond the range called CalicoLie secrets the world will neverknow;Secrets the hills withhold fromview,Secrets the rocks don't tell to you.
Civic groups in the desert area areinvited to use this column for announc-ing fairs, rodeos, conventions and otherevents which have more than local in-terest. Copy must reach the Desert Mag-azine by the 5th of the month preced-ing publication. There is no charge forthese announcements.
SEPT. 29-30 — Bi-State fair atClovis, New Mexico.SEPT. 30—St. Jerome's Day. SanGeronimo festival at Taos, NewMexico.SEPT. 30 to OCT. 2 — Annualrodeo at Tularosa, New Mexico.OCT.
deer season inNevada in all counties exceptWashoe.OCT.
museum at Phoenix to reopen for the season.OCT. 6-9 — Santa Cruz, Arizona,county fair and rodeo.OCT. 7-8—Alfalfa Festival at Lan-caster, California. Tom Foley,chairman.OCT. 9-16—New Mexico state fairat Albuquerque.OCT. 14-16—Fifth annual Non-professional rodeo at Victorville,California.OCT. 15—Forty-five-day dove hunt-ing season in California ends.OCT. 15 to NOV. 28—Duck hunt-ing season in California and Ne-vada.OCT. 24-27 — American Miningcongress at Ambassador hotel,Los Angeles.OCT. 25 — Dedication of monu-ment at spot where first airplanelanded at Yuma, Arizona.OCT. 26 to NOV. 13—Tentativedates for non-commercial pho-tographers' contest at Museum ofNorthern Arizona,
OCT. 29-30—Second annual Mo-jave Gold Rush at Mojave, Cali-fornia.
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Monument Peak, California, Photo by Will N. FoxOctober events on the desert 1From readers of the Desert Magazine .... 2Contest prize winning pictures 3White Mountain Smith of the Petrified ForestBy ADRIAN HOWARD 4Odessa Canyon in the CalicosBy CORA L. KEAGLE 8"Rock That Looks Like Ice"By JOHN W. HILTON 10Tropics in Your YardBy JAMES GERRALD 12On the Trail to HavasupaiBy JULIET OSBORN 14"Feel" of the DesertPhoto by WM. M. PENNINGTON 18Sykes, of the American DesertBy J. WILSON McKENNEY 19Temperature reports 20Ridin' for Fun—at Victorville 21Mystery Sea of the DesertBy TOM HUGHES 22Prize photo announcement 23Brief notes on desert mine operations .... 24Prize winning hot weather storyBy WILL STRONG 25Who can identify this picture? 27Reviews of past and present books of the desert . 28The Desert Waits, and other poems 29Here and There on the Desert 30Compiled by TRACY M. SCOTT 32Reference index for Vol. 1, Nos. 1 to 12 . . . .33Just Between You and Me, by the Editor . Third Cover
The Desert Magazine is published monthly by the Desert Publishing Company, 597State Street, El Centro, California. Entered as second class matter October 11, 1937 at thepost office at El Centro, California, under the Act of March 3, 1879.Title registered No. 358865 in U. S. Patent Office, and contents copyrighted 1938 bythe Desert Publishing Company. Permission to reproduce contents must be secured fromthe editor in writing. Subscription rate $2.50 per year in U. S. A. or possessions. Singlecopy 25 cents.RANDALL HENDERSON, EditorTAZEWELL H. LAMB, Associate EditorJ. WILSON McKENNEY, Business ManagerManuscripts and photographs submitted must be accompanied by full return postage.The Desert Magazine assumes no responsibility for damage or loss of manuscripts or photo-graphs although due care will be exercised for their safety. Subscribers should send noticeof change of address to the circulation department by the fifth of the month preceding issue.